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IDEX Biometrics Client Attains Mass Production Standards for Biometric Cards

IDEX Biometrics Client Attains Mass Production Standards for Biometric Cards

“With the manufacturing standards achieved, and the capacity of the production line, I am confident that biometric smart cards are ready for mass production and volume delivery to customers.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has achieved an important milestone in the biometric payment cards race, thanks to one of its customers. The…

FPC: Strong Q2 Performance Highlights the Health of the Biometric Market

FPC: Strong Q2 Performance Highlights the Health of the Biometric Market

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is reflecting on its strong 2019 performance in a blog post that highlights some of its achievements from the second quarter of the year. The biometrics specialist called particular attention to the fact that it has now shipped more than 1 billion fingerprint sensors, a milestone that was crossed back in May.…

Feitian Joins Microsoft Security Alliance

Feitian Joins Microsoft Security Alliance

“Feitian made its announcement at the recent Identiverse 2019 event in Washington, DC, where the company also showcased its major new security product, the AllinPass K33.” China-based Feitian has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, or MISA, the company has announced. MISA is Microsoft’s effort to team up with strategic security partners to help defend…

IDEX Gets Australian Patent for On-card Enrollment System

IDEX Gets Australian Patent for On-card Enrollment System

“In IDEX’s system, a smart card – eg. a biometric credit card – would be mailed to an end user together with a lightweight receptacle featuring an integrated power source. The card is inserted into the receptacle, and then the user registers their fingerprint on the card.” IDEX Biometrics has won an Australian patent for…

Biometric Security Token Features Fingerprint Cards Tech

Biometric Security Token Features Fingerprint Cards Tech

Feitian is launching a new biometric security token featuring Fingerprint Cards technology. The token is called the AllinPass K33, and will be compliant with the FIDO2 standard. The token boasts of Bluetooth and NFC capabilities, which will allow it to communicate with mobile devices and PCs. That, in turn, will enable secure, biometric authentication, allowing…

Zwipe Forms Biometric Card Partnership with XH Smart

Zwipe Forms Biometric Card Partnership with XH Smart

Zwipe is teaming up with the Chinese smart card manufacturer XH Smart with an eye towards the release of biometric payment cards. The two companies will collaborate to develop new end-to-end payment solutions, with Zwipe providing advisory services in addition to physical components. “We are excited to partner with XH Smart and to contribute to…

Biometric Payment Cards Success Linked to Sensor Size: White Paper

Biometric Payment Cards Success Linked to Sensor Size: White Paper

“A bigger sensor can capture more biometric data than a smaller one can, meaning it can get more detailed fingerprint scans that will be less susceptible to spoofing.” NEXT Biometrics has long positioned itself as a uniquely capable biometric technology supplier for the emerging concept of fingerprint-scanning payment cards, and has issued a new White…

High Competition will Drive $32.65 Billion Smart Card Market: Adroit

High Competition will Drive $32.65 Billion Smart Card Market: Adroit

“Telecom, banking, and payments were the industries most invested in smart card applications, while the Asia Pacific region was the biggest 2018 smart card market geographically.” A new report from Adroit Market Research predicts that the global smart card market will hit $32.65 billion by 2025. Contact-based cards currently represent the largest portion of that…

Fingerprint Cards Tech Now Supporting 20 Biometric Payment Card Trials

Fingerprint Cards Tech Now Supporting 20 Biometric Payment Card Trials

“Fingerprint Cards says its fingerprint sensor technology is now being used in every publicly announced biometric payment card trial around the world.” Fingerprint Cards technology is now being used in 20 trials of biometric payment cards around the world, the company has announced. The latest such pilot program, which delivered the milestone, is with Crédit…

New Pixel 4 Images Show Big Camera Bump, and No Fingerprint Sensor

New Pixel 4 Images Show Big Camera Bump, and No Fingerprint Sensor

“As for the fingerprint sensor, it seems clear enough from Google’s own images that there isn’t going to be one on the Pixel 4’s rear.” Google’s next flagship smartphone is going to feature a big square bump for cameras and potentially other sensors on its rear, and appears to be doing away with rear-mounted fingerprint…

IDEX Biometrics Weighs in on Fingerprint Sensor Size for Payment Cards

IDEX Biometrics Weighs in on Fingerprint Sensor Size for Payment Cards

A new post on the IDEX Biometrics blog details some of the benefits (and drawbacks) of different kinds of fingerprint sensors. The post specifically compares the smaller sensors often found in smartphones to the wider sensors recommended for biometric payment cards. The biggest difference is the relative accuracy of different models. A wider sensor is…

New Agreement Validates Precise Biometrics’ Strategies in Changing Mobile Market

New Agreement Validates Precise Biometrics’ Strategies in Changing Mobile Market

“This also confirms that our new strategy, to offer customer service, support and product development in Asia in order to strengthen our presence in local key markets, has borne fruit.” – Stefan K. Person, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has established a new licensing agreement with “a leading fingerprint sensor supplier from Asia,” the company…

New Biometric Handhelds Feature LES Tech From Integrated Biometrics

New Biometric Handhelds Feature LES Tech From Integrated Biometrics

Integrated Biometrics‘ Light Emitting Sensor (or “LES”) technology is playing a critical role in new mobile fingerprint scanning devices from SIC Biometrics. Aimed primarily at the law enforcement sector, the IdentiFi devices are designed to support either a FAP 45 fingerprint sensor for single and two-finger roll print capture, or a FAP 50 sensors for…

Major US Card Maker ABCorp Teams with NEXT Biometrics on EMV Cards

Major US Card Maker ABCorp Teams with NEXT Biometrics on EMV Cards

“[ABCorp] will work with NEXT Biometrics to develop biometric cards, the latter’s key focus area as the fingerprint-scanning payment card market begins to take shape.” NEXT Biometrics has attained another major new partner in its biometric cards efforts: The company has teamed up with ABCorp. Headquartered in Connecticut, ABCorp is involved in the design and…

IDEX Teams with Secure Element Specialist TMC on Biometric Cards

IDEX Teams with Secure Element Specialist TMC on Biometric Cards

“The demand for biometric smart cards is growing thanks to their increased security and convenience for end users. Therefore, it is critical for card manufacturers that the biometric solutions are compatible with the secure element in the card, known as the EMV chip.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has secured another Asia-based…

Zwipe Becomes Goldpac’s Latest Biometric Cards Partner

Zwipe Becomes Goldpac’s Latest Biometric Cards Partner

“The partnership will focus on biometric payment cards, and entails the licensing of Zwipe intellectual property, the integration of Zwipe components, and the use of Zwipe’s cardholder enrollment technology.” China-based card integrator Goldpac has added another Scandinavian biometrics specialist to its roster of partners, with Zwipe announcing that it has established a new collaborative agreement…

Derek P. D’Antilio Joins IDEX Biometrics as New CFO

Derek P. D’Antilio Joins IDEX Biometrics as New CFO

“We are pleased to welcome Derek to our team, where he will have an immediate impact through his experienced leadership of our financial organization. He joins us at an ideal time as we prepare the company for commercial success.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has found its new Chief Financial Officer: Derek…

US Coast Guard Uses Biometric Handheld in Anti-Terrorism Efforts

US Coast Guard Uses Biometric Handheld in Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Integrated Biometrics‘ Columbo fingerprint sensor is now helping to keep US cargo facilities safe and secure, thanks to a partnership with Parroco Security Integration Group, or “P-SIG”. The latter has integrated the Columbo solution into its Mozaic ID handheld biometric scanner, which has now been selected by the US Coast Guard for use in verification…

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